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Slapstick Encyclopedia

Slapstick Encyclopedia
Editorial review of Slapstick Encyclopedia courtesy of Amazon.com  A veritable gold mine of rarities and little-known treats, Slapstick Encyclopedia lives up to its title as a stupendous compendium of silent-era comedy. Spanning the entire spectrum of slapstick from 1909 to 1927, this definitive collection (curated by film historians...
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The Ultimate Balloon Book

The Ultimate Balloon Book - 46 projects
The Ultimate Balloon Book: 46 projects to Blow Up, Bend & Twist, by Shar Levine & Michael Ouchi The Ultimate Balloon Book: 46 Projects  is a very good book, which lives up to its’ title — it includes 64 projects, made with 1 or more balloon animals. Okay,...
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Dewey’s Gospel Balloon Routines #2

Dewey’s Gospel Balloon Routines, volume 2  This book is a compilation of Ralph Dewey’s “Good News Balloons” columns from Christian Conjurer magazine, edited and supplemented by new material. It’s a very nice resource, which I recommend to balloon workers, caring clowns or clown ministers. Although it’s much longer...
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Dewey’s Gospel Balloon Routines #1

Dewey's Gospel Balloon Routines #1
Dewey’s Gospel Balloon Routines #1, by Ralph Dewey  Paperback (August 1977) As is normal for Ralph Dewey, this is more of a pamphlet than a book. It’s typewritten, with clear, hand-drawn illustrations. A few points of note: first off, it’s a fairly short pamphlet — only 13 pages....
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Captain Visual’s Big Book of Balloon Art!

Captain Visual's Big Book of Balloon Art! : A Complete Book of Balloonology for Beginners and Advanced Twisters by Captain Visual
Captain Visual’s Big Book of Balloon Art! : A Complete Book of Balloonology for Beginners and Advanced Twisters by Captain Visual Dimensions (in inches): 1.26 x 10.81 x 8.61  A personal favorite; the best one-volume book on balloon animals available. Well-written, with clear line art illustrating every major...
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Compassionate Laughter: Jest for Your Health

Compassionate Laughter: Jest for Your Health, by Patty Wooten, R.N.
Compassionate Laughter: Jest for Your Health, by Patty Wooten, R.N.  I’€™m not a doctor, and I don’t play one on TV, either. I’m not a nurse (my mother is), nor a respiratory therapist (two of my brothers are); however, I enjoyed this book enormously anyway! In short, it...
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Handbook for the Magical Party Clown

Handbook For The Magical Party Clown – Promotions, Routines, Balloons, Props & Gags, Everything You Need to Know by Donald Sminkey Paperback – 148 pages (January 7, 1991)  A wonderful book, but aimed at a particular audience: clowns who perform at parties. It does not cover clowning, clown...
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Clown Ministry Handbook

Clown Ministry Handbook
Clown Ministry Handbook by Janet Litherland  Arguably, The book on clown ministry. An excellent resource on gospel clowning (it’s not focusing intently on creating make-up or other “clown” activities, but rather how the clown becomes a gospel clown). An excellent resource with several skits as well as interviews...
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Everything New and Who’s Who in Clown Ministry

Everything New and Who's Who in Clown Ministry
Book description of Everything’s New and Who’s Who in Clown Ministry,  with 75 skits for special events – by Janet Litherland The author of the first complete text on clown ministry is back by popular demand with this follow-up book. Clown ministry has grown, changed and flourished in...
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